An update on orca Morgan and her latest court hearing:
Tim Zimmermann talks about the proposal to list captive Southern resident orca Lolita under the Endangered Species Act. "Her freedom rests on the decision":
Global News talks about the Russian orca captures and the transfer of two orca for the Sochi Olympics, with word from OrcaLab's Paul Spong:
OPEN FOR PUBLIC COMMENT: Captive Orca May Have A Chance To Return To Her Natural Habitat: Have Your Say!
Federal Agency’s New Action May Mean Release for Orca at Seaquarium:
Proposed Endangered Status for captive Southern resident orca Lolita: NOAA Fisheries want public comment on this by March 28th. To find out how you can have your say, visit:
Blackfish Director Gabriela Cowperthwaite responds to SeaWorld:
There’s one chance to save the Southern Resident killer whales from extinction and that moment is right now.
Independent filmmaker Rick Wood and Orca Network are teamed up to begin production of a groundbreaking documentary film to save "Fragile Waters".
We at Orca Aware are very excited about Fragile Waters - visit http://fragilewaters.weebly.com/ to find out more.
Whale and Dolphin Conservation explain a little about albinism in dolphins, including orca:
Recently there have been several ex-SeaWorld trainers who have spoken out against the "Blackfish" documentary which looks at the life of captive Icelandic orca Tilikum who killed his trainer at SeaWorld in 2010. This article by Cetacean Inspiration takes a closer look at those who are anti-Blackfish and why their version of the truth isn't as black and white as it may first seem:
An update from Russian Orcas: they can confirm two of the wild orca captured are in Moscow and two have been flown to China. Read on for more information:
Thank you for your concerns about orcas going to be put on display during the Olimpic games in Sochi. Though it was featured in CBC news and other media sources, we have no reliable confirmation of this information. We know that two orcas are in Moscow and two others were exported to China, that's all we can say for sure by now.